July 05, 2004

….and the Chevy Nova of Pot Noodles

Then there's this other ad, with a group of tourists havening dinner on a romantic, moonlit Mexican plaza. A Mariachi band approaches one smiling couple, and after getting the nod, commence a song that goes something like --- forgive me here, I didn’t tape record the damn thing --- "Oh beautiful English girl, / Here in Mexico with your lover" …the lovers smile and clutch each other's hands …"Little do you know you are not enough for him," Distressed, the girl pulls away and glances at her man…"Late at night when you are sleeping, he sneaks into town /And heads for the back alleys…" He draws back and looks freaked out and guilty as all hell. Cut to tag line, "Sometimes you need a little something more: Seedy Sanchez Pot Noodle." Picture of the boyfriend huddled by an ally, slurping noodles out of one of those little plastic containers, his mouth ringed by what, according to the Seedy Sanchez ingredient list, ought to be salsa.


I mean, that's got to be deliberate, right? Part of me wants to write a concerned letter to the Mexican Embassy: "Hola, Muchachos, listen up, I think you should be made aware that…" But I don't know if I want to them to have my return address, if I have to write them a letter in which I explain the term "Dirty Sanchez." Do you think there's an Anti-Mexican Defamation League? 'Cause seriously, dude, that's naaasty. And yet, somehow someway, it's supposed to make me want to buy --- and eat--- salsa-flavored pot noodles.

Where's Rick Bayless when you fuckin' need him?

Posted by Diablevert at July 5, 2004 06:59 PM | TrackBack

I'm offending *myself* with my crude, base jokes. Dude, they got Boots over there? I will pay you a handsome commission for some Boots-brand hand cream. The best. Ever.

The great state of California also sells liquor at the grocery.

Posted by: Delta at July 6, 2004 12:20 PM

Huh, according to their website, Boots has a laser eye clinic, which just creeps me right the fuck out. But it lists no locations in Dublin. Not to worry, though; at the moment it costs about 40 bucks to fly into Heathrow from Dublin. I'll be sure to pop over when the fares decrease a little.

Safeway brand liquors, huh? So it's true what they say: California knows how to party.

Oh, and nice Defamer link. Bet that doesn't hurt with raising the profile.

Posted by: cms at July 6, 2004 01:38 PM

I guess you could say we saw a "marginal" spike in traffic from Defamer. Maringal, as in 16-fold.

Posted by: Delta at July 8, 2004 04:54 PM

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